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Monthly Archives: June 2022
The rest of the “team” he assembles to take down the great evil menacing the universe makes its bow. Looks fun, and by July 8 we’ll all need a laugh and a reason to duck into a cold cineplex.
Movie Review: Life in Service of the “Good Madam” has supernatural consequences in this South African Thriller
“Good Madam” is a tight, lightly-chilling horror tale from South Africa, a parable of a housekeeper and what “life in service” can mean, in a supernatural sense, in the former Apartheid state. And how this relatively simple story has twelve … Continue reading
Labor Day, all you people will see why ol’Rodg always stays in hotels.
Movies that take us beyond showing gun violence as entertainment are rare. It’s not just the immediate, factual consequences of what happens when a human being is shot, the damage done and the trauma of the moment that we rarely … Continue reading
Documentary Review: An Afro-Latina filmmaker takes an unblinking look at herself and her family in “Beba”
The documentary as autobiography has been around for a while, with filmmakers like Ross McElwee (“Sherman’s March”) turning “personal essay” films into exercises in family history and a soul searching exploration of one’s place in it. Filmmaker and sometime actress … Continue reading
“My Donkey, My Lover & I” is one of the unexpected filmgoing delights of this summer. It’s a French road comedy in which the “road” is a famous French hiking trail pioneered by a legendary Scottish writer, the vehicle a … Continue reading
Kevin Hart‘s always good for a few manic, exasperated laughs. Laid back Woody Harrelson adds value to pretty much anything he’s in. Both are experts at “buddy pictures.” “The Man from Toronto” should be a pretty safe bet. And it … Continue reading
Here you go. Yes, you have to wait until Sept. 30 to grow your own grin.
The South African actress Alice Krige first gained notice in America in a sprawling “Tale of Two Cities” TV adaptation that broadcast in 1980. But her fate was ordained by her big screen debut. In “Ghost Story,” she was the … Continue reading
This Rebecca Huntt film opens in select theaters Friday. Looks like greater counter programming to the popcorn pics of summer.